Governor Malloy vetoes bail bondsmen bill

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June 27, 2013

Connecticut

By Justin Haas

HARTFORD, Connecticut: Governor Dannel Malloy vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would loosen requirements on bail bondsmen. The bond unanimously passed the Connecticut State Legislature, despite warnings from the Department of Criminal Justice that it would lower the integrity of the system.[1]

One provision of the bill would let bail bondsmen off the hook if defendants fail to answer a court date, as long as they show up within six months.[1]

Malloy wrote the following in his veto message, "The objective of a bail bond is to ensure that an arrested person appears in court as required by that bond."[1]

Malloy has signed 251 bills and vetoed four others from the 2013 session.[1]

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